Order Designating the National Repulican 
In virtue of his authority to designate at discretion one newspaper in the city of Washington for the publication of notices and advertisements from the Executive departments, in addition to the two entitled to such publication, by having the largest permanent subscription, (U. S. Statutes, Vol. 5, page 795,) the President designates the ``National Republican,'' and his private secretary will communicate this order to the several Executive departments. 
Although  I do not perceive the necessity of it, I have no objection to say the above designation is to stand, until further order, notwithstanding any change of proprietors which may have occurred. A. LINCOLN
Feb. 16. 1863.